It has been over two years since I wrote this post detailing Cody and I's desire to pack up and move our entire lives to the Alaskan Bush. Anyone who knows me knows that this has been a dream of mine ever since I took that fateful job in King Salmon, Alaska in 2010. That summer opened my eyes to a demographic and lifestyle that I frankly did not know existed in the United States. In that odd environment, I thrived. I loved the simplicity, the minimalism, and the community feeling that is brought on by cultural connections and the hardships of a unique lifestyle.
With that, I've spent the last two years wistfully thinking about the dream that I gave up. It seems that I will always have that "what if" feeling when it comes to Alaska. Because of that feeling, I've decided to take the leap. I've accepted a job, which is both terrifying and exhilarating. The job will be taking me all the way to the Alaska Peninsula, near the Aleutian chain. Cody and I will both be working for the Lake and Peninsula School District. The village we will be living and working in is a tiny fishing village, only accessible by bush plane, with less than 100 residents.
I am excited and terrified to leave my little bubble on Beaver Island. I love my students and my job here, but it all boils down to that "what if" feeling. Could I live forever knowing that I'd never chased my dreams? The answer was a resounding "no." So, here we are. Packing up our lives, yet again, and heading north for another great adventure.
Your turn...What is one of your lifelong dreams?
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